Dwarka: Diwali and Diyas are practically inseparable, Diwali is the festival of lights after all. With a belief that lightening oil lamps will bring good energy towards in the home, diyas are lit in every home on Diwali. It brightens up every corner of the house, symbolising the win of good over evil.
Kumhar Colony in Uttam Nagar, West Delhi, is abode to several potters, as the name suggests. Several potters reside in the colony with there families, where they spend better part of their day moulding clay into beautiful pots, diyas and more. Kumhar Colony is one of the the largest wholesale markets for earthen items. As Diwali approaches, so does the boom in their business. It is the one time of the year these potters look forward to and when their sales go up the most.
The best way to reach here is to get down at the Uttam Nagar East metro station, Gate no. 2, and take an auto which will take rupees 10 and will drop you exactly in Kumhar colony. When you see people sitting outside their homes, wither moulding clay or colouring the diyas, you will know that you are at Kumhar Colony. Once there, you can shop for colourful diyas, idols and decorative Diwali items. Here's a glimpse of Kumhar Colony ahead of this Diwali.